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Personal Care

Personal Care

The Dopp Kit

Invented by Charles Doppelt in 1919, his aptly named 'Dopp kit' was designed to stash a man's toiletries while traveling. Every man should have one. After the U.S. Army issued millions to its recruits during World War II, popularity (and demand) for the travel bags soared. To make your packing less of a headache, keep a kit ready-stocked with grooming products downsized to TSA approved proportions (3 oz. or less). Below, our suggestions for traveling smoothly. Just add your razor and toothbrush.

The Essentials

Men-U's concentrated 2.5-ounce bottle promises 90 washes. $13, at


A perfect use for tiny dentist samples. Free, with 6-month check up.


Lab Series' non-whitening antiperspirant is fragrance-free, perfect for sensitive skin. $12, at Nordstrom.


Facial Cleanser
This 1.5-ounce organic cleanser by Jack Black works like a toner and cleanser, tackling clogged pores and dirt. $10 at beauty.comicon.


Moisturizer or Sunscreen
Anthony Logistics offers a non-greasy, fragrance-free twofer complete with aloe, Vitamin C and an SPF 15. $31, at


Lip Balm
Original Chapstick has been protecting lips from wind and sunburns since 1912. $2, at drugstore.comicon.


Shaving Cream
The Art of Shaving's palm-sized travel tube softens whiskers and soothes skin for an easy one-step shave. $14, at


Hand Sanitizer
Who knows where that tray table's been? Purell with Aloe and Vitamin E, $2 at drugstore.comicon.


Hair Product
American Crew's fiber hair creme in a space-saving 1.75-ounce jar. $9 at salons and


Tooth Paste
Marvis, an Italian cult favorite, offers an Altoid-strength minty flavor in a retro-hip tube. About $5 at beauty.comicon.


Lint Brush
LintUps, a handy matchbook of adhesive sheets easily tuck into zippered pockets. $2.50 at drugstores.

  • Saftey pin
  • Condoms
  • Nail clippers
  • Airborne
  • A $20 bill
  • Ear plugs
  • Mints
The Bags

F1 Survival Dopp by Flight 001
Inspired by the classic bomber jacket, the travel emporium crafted their wide-mouth kit from water-resistant ripstop nylon. A removable clear zip case and leather zipper pulls add even more value to this affordable bag. $35, at


Mulholland Brothers collapsable shave kit
The San Francisco-based purveyer of luxe leather goods offers an elegant yet easy option designed to fold into itslef when not filled with essentials and open wide to find that tiny tube of shaving cream when it is. $150 at



Bottle your own travel toiletries with Flight 001's "onboard bottle trio." $8 at

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